2008 Clos Saint-Jean Chateauneuf du Pape la Combe des Fous

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 94
  • RR 93
  • IWC 91

Reviews for 2008 Clos Saint-Jean Chateauneuf du Pape la Combe des Fous

WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2014
The 2008 Chateauneuf du Pape Combe des Fous shows what this estate can do in a more difficult vintage. Full-bodied, seamless and beautifully textured, it has ample kirsch, forest floor, truffle, black pepper, and an... The 2008 Chateauneuf du Pape Combe des Fous shows what this estate can do in a more difficult vintage. Full-bodied, seamless and beautifully textured, it has ample kirsch, forest floor, truffle, black pepper, and an exotic, liquid flower-like quality to go with superb concentration and silky, polished tannin. Showing the vintage's cooler nature, it nevertheless has serious richness and depth. Drink it over the coming decade. - Jeb Dunnuck
RR 93
Rhone Report - The Rhone Report, August 2010
A blend of 60% Grenache 20% Syrah 10% Cinsault and 10% Vaccarèse the 2008 Clos Saint Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Combe des Fous is silky and elegant especially when compared to the Deus-Ex Machina's brawny profile. Subtle... A blend of 60% Grenache 20% Syrah 10% Cinsault and 10% Vaccarèse the 2008 Clos Saint Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Combe des Fous is silky and elegant especially when compared to the Deus-Ex Machina's brawny profile. Subtle licorice meat and underbrush notes follow deep red and black fruits on the nose. These lead to a structured medium to full bodied wine that's beautifully balanced textured and long. This is drinkable now but given the balance and solid underlying structure should easily last for 10 to 12 years. Note this bottle had been open for a day prior to tasting.
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, March 2011
Bright red. A complex bouquet offers black raspberry cherry and a strong note of licorice. Coats the palate with dark berry and bitter cherry flavors and picks up an exotic floral quality with air. A spicy quality adds... Bright red. A complex bouquet offers black raspberry cherry and a strong note of licorice. Coats the palate with dark berry and bitter cherry flavors and picks up an exotic floral quality with air. A spicy quality adds vivacity to a long penetrating finish. This looks like it will age.